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TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Sweeping the Clouds Away

Another triumphant LYRICS & LYRICISTS concert at 92Y, this time celebrating the American music that emerged during The Great Depression. Titled "Seeping The Clouds Away: Boom, Bust and High Spirits", the evening was beautifully staged by actor David Garrison putting the wonderful band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks front and centre. They was cookin' with gas!!
Hosted by historian Robert Kimball, the cast tore through Gershwin, Porter, Duke Ellington and De Sylva, Brown & Henderson, recreating the hits of Ethel Merman, Ruth Etting, Eddie Cantor, Ethel Waters and all the great stars of the era. Terrific work all around from Erin Dilly, John Treacy Egan (who gave me a sentimental moment when he sang "Time On My Hands" which my mother recorded before I was born), the inspired and hilarious Jason Graae, and best of all, my wonderful buddies Christine Andreas and Klea Blackhurst.
Needless to say, Klea rocked the house with "I Got Rhythm".

Loitered in the foyer afterwards and schmoozed with Ted Chapin, Jamie De Roy, Karen Ziemba and reminded chanteuse KT Sullivan (pictured below, now the artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation which presents the annual Cabaret Convention) that TT & I first saw her at the legendary Jan Wallman's cabaret room back in 1988 singing an evening of Bart Howard songs when she first arrived in NYC.
She became quite excited as not many people remember her from those days. Wot larks!

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